Here’s the rub: y’all know I don’t pimp shit on this blog unless it’s my shit. Why? Because it’s not my style. And if I started doing that all the time, you wouldn’t know what was remotely decent and worth your time or just another piece of affiliate crap I’m looking to make a buck on.
About a month or so ago, Gary Vaynerchuk reached out to me to see if I’d have a look at his book that was coming out.
I was hesitant.
First, I know it’s Gary (fucking) Vaynerchuk. He’s a force of nature. Aside from that, he uses the word “fuck” just as much as I do. So who the hell was I thinking I was to not jump up and down and say, “Yes! Yes! I will rub my book all overz my boobzzzzz YES!” for Gary V.?
I was hesitant because most social media books are crap. They’re great for NOW and in about two months, they’ll be useful as fuckall.
I told Gary I’d have a look. And I also gave him another condition.
See, when folks are launching books and they reach out to you for help, you’re not the only blogger/influencer they’re contacting. Nor should you be. They want to reach as many people in as many audiences as possible. But the last time I did this for an author, I got shafted. That person barely promoted the post and even said that they were sorry, but “so many people wrote about the book today” that the person in question hadn’t gotten around to my post.
That’s shitty. Have to admit, still kinda had the taste in my mouth.
So I told Gary — and he was welcome to take it ot leave it — that if I dug the book, I’d be more than happy to share my thoughts with my audience in a Skype interview. But I had to be able to release that video outside of the onslaught of other folks working to promote his new book.
And you know what? Gary said yes.
Here are a few things you need to know about Gary:
- Nicest guy, like possibly ever. I want to send his wife an engraved thank you note for taking him off the market, as if he were single, none of us ladies would get anything done EVER.
- He’s so un-full of shit that it’s startling. His book pulls no punches (ha ha, see what I did there?) and calls out mistakes as well as offers praise when each are due.
- As someone who’s been doing this “social media” stuff since early 2008, this book is NOT a waste of your money.
That’s Why I’m Giving 10 Copies of Gary’s New Book Away
I’m buying them to give to YOU. They’re not promo copies from Gary. They’re bought with my cash and shipped directly to you via Amazon.
Watch the video and see how you can win a copy. (PS: This is open to US residents only because of Amazon and all that shit.) DO NOT LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO. Leave them here. I’ll pick a winner on Friday of this week.
The book? It’s sexy — inside and out. And Gary — thanks for being a completely stand-up fella, for your time, and speaking your mind and reaching out to a little old gal with a foul mouth to see what she thought about your book.
PS: you can check out the book on Amazon here and even read the reviews. I’m not full of shit — the book is good.
PPS: Isn’t that an awesome scrunchy face I’m making in the video thumbnail?!?!!!